How Dangerous Is Fire?
We want to believe that our lives will not be impacted by fire; however, the likelihood of experiencing one might be higher than you realize:
- Each year there are between 300,000 and 400,000 structural fires. Many of these fires occur in homes
- Nearly 80% of fire deaths and almost 75% of injuries are from house fires
- Almost half of all fires are caused by cooking. 45% of all fire-related injuries result from cooking fires
- Only 8% of fires are set intentionally
- Fire causes almost seven billion dollars in damage every year
It is rare for fires to be set intentionally. Most blazes are caused by accidents or malfunctioning systems within your home. That means that even if you are exceptionally careful, there is still the potential one of these accidents could occur in your home.
What is a Residential fire monitoring System?
Smoke detectors and heat detectors are vital pieces of equipment in your home. They alert the homes occupants about the presence of a potential fire, so you and your family can make a quick and safe exit. However, they do not in and of themselves ensure that your house will not be significantly damaged by fire. Smoke detectors cannot call for help from the fire department and emergency services.
Residential home fire monitoring systems can alert you and authorities to fire in your home. They are connected to your smartphone and tablet, so you receive notifications of problems even when you are not home. They provide the peace of mind of knowing your home is being monitored at all times.
Protecting Your Home and Family
Whether or not you have a fire monitoring system, your family needs a solid plan in case of fire. The plan should include:
- An escape plan from each room in the house. For children and families, it is vital to know how to get out of the house.
- A rendezvous point. Your family should know where to gather safely from the home.
- A trusted neighbor. Your rendezvous point may be at the home of a trusted neighbor who can also help contact authorities.
- A practice routine. Your fire plan should be committed to memory for each person in your family. That means regularly practicing your plan.
If you have a residential fire monitoring system, you have the peace of mind of knowing the authorities are on the way to your home even as you put your escape plan in place.
Integrity security in North Wilkesboro has been helping protect what matters most for homeowners throughout the foothills, Piedmont, and western North Carolina for many years. We have seen first-hand how successful residential home monitoring systems can be. We want your home and family to be as safe as possible. It is vital for us to provide high-quality residential fire monitoring systems to our clients throughout the region. We also help with installation and any maintenance so that you can count on your system to alert you if an emergency occurs. For more information about residential fire monitoring systems in the Piedmont and foothills of North Carolina contact Integrity Security today.